Upcoming Courses in Anthropology


Anthropology Advising Documents 2018-2019

Anthropology Advising Information [PDF]

Anthropology Timetable Worksheet [PDF]

Bioanthropology Timetable Worksheet [PDF]

Anthropology Honours Application [PDF] 


Winter 2019

The following courses are not offered every year. Now is your chance to take them!

If you would like to take the course but do not have the prerequisite, please contact the instructor to check if you have a prerequisite equivalent.


ANTH-2119 Medical Anthropology
Instructor: Kristin Hardy

Medical anthropology is a subfield of anthropology. It informs our understandings of the experiences and distribution of health, the prevention and the treatment of the sick in different cultural groups and the role of pluralistic medical systems. Critical health disparities between marginalized populations in developed countries as well as between developing and developed countries are increasingly prevalent and complex in nature. 


ANTH-3113/ANTH-4113 Indigenous Peoples of Central Canada
Instructor: Dr. George Fulford

Students in this course read ethnographies, myths and oral histories in order to gain an understanding of the culture of Ojibwe and Cree peoples living in northern Manitoba and Ontario. A holistic approach is used to stress the interrelationship of traditional subsistence activities, spirituality, language and world view. Contemporary economic, social and political issues are also discussed to give students an appreciation of how traditional practices continue to be adapted to meet the challenges of contemporary life.


ANTH-3133 Public Anthropology
Instructor: Dr. Eric Thrift

Contemporary anthropology has changed drastically over the last several decades. Anthropologists no longer exclusively study "primitive" societies; cultural anthropology is engaged and confronting important contemporary social, economic and political issues. In response, anthropologists now engage in these modern issues and at times take a public position. Public anthropology explores such issues as race and tolerance, health and well-being, global terror and militarism, forensic anthropology, and the Internet and other forms of the digital media. This course is designed to inform students about the development of anthropology as a relevant field of inquiry.


ANTH-3204 Issues in Prehistoric Archaeology
Instructor: Dr. Benjamin Collins

This course examines select issues in methodology and/or interpretation of the archaeological record of New World and/or Old World populations prior to the end of the last glacial period, circa 10,000 years ago. Content may vary from year to year and be thematic, regional, and/or chronological in nature. Information about each year's topic can be obtained from the instructor.


ANTH-4305 Problems in Bioanthropology
Instructor: Dr. Yadira Chinique de Armas

This course explores the different methods used in Archaeology to reconstruct diet and nutrition of ancient populations. A substantial section of the course will be devoted to basic principles of using stable isotopes and plant micro remains in paleodietary analyses and the challenges associated with these approaches. During the course you will learn to identify starch and phytoliths in modern and archaeological samples and how to extract collagen from human bones. Finally this course will provide you with basic knowledge of Bayesian models used to analyse isotopic results. This research oriented course will help you grasp the steps you need to follow in order to conduct paleodietary studies and to interpret and present your results.